Toenail fungus infection is a common condition of the nails that is often considered a cosmetic concern. It is also called onychomycosis. This condition can exist without causing any pain. That’s why it is hardly noticed until it becomes severe. The prevalence of this condition increases as the person becomes older. Onychomycosis is an infection of the nail bed and nail plate which is caused by different types of microorganisms in the environment such as fungi, yeast, and molds. The most common of these is the group of fungi known as dermatophytes.
7What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of nail fungus infections are nail discoloration, the nails become yellow, white, green, or brown; nail thickening, the nails become thick and difficult to trim; the nail becomes brittle and crumbly when touched; the nail can become misshapen and in several cases, it may become smelly and painful.